If I didn't do it it would be a crime.” One of them was widely reported - that after a complex two-week process, the telescope completed its deployment without any problems. The next steps are toward more conventional scientific processes.
Another piece of news, less covered but still significant, was published during a press conference on Saturday. Mike Manzel, NASA's Web telescope mission systems engineer, said the agency has completed its analysis of the "extra" fuel remaining in the telescope. Overall, the house said, the Web has enough momentum for 20 years to live on its deck. p> Read more Significantly, NASA completes deployment of Web Space telescope
Web Longevity. A decade old, it is largely related to the performance of the European Ariane 5 rocket, which launched the Web in a precise direction on Christmas Day. p>
Hydrazine provided. Oxidizing Detergent Some of this fuel was needed to adjust the trajectory during the flight to a stable point in space, about 1.5 million kilometers from Earth, where the Web would conduct scientific observations. The remainder of the web's orbit around the fixed Lagrangian point will be used to maintain and maintain the station's orbit. p>
So every kilogram of fuel stored in a Web trip to a Lagrange point can be used to expand it. Living There Because ten years seemed relatively short for such an expensive and operationally capable space telescope, NASA was already considering an expensive and high-risk robotic refueling mission. But now this should not be necessary, because the Web is at least two decades old. NASA and the European Space Agency reached an agreement more than a decade ago in which Europe used its reliable Arian 5 rocket to lift the telescope into space, in exchange for allowing European scientists time to use the telescope. p>
In an interview with the Interplanetary podcast, Arian 5 program director Rudiger Albat explained how European rocket scientists approached the launch of Webb. Each Arian 5 can be replaced, but the engineers and technicians involved in the production of this missile know what parts will be placed on the missile. So while they're building a piece of the web, the engineer might say "take another look" to make sure this piece is the best. p>
Ariane 5 also chose this piece as a response. Best Web components, based on pre-flight testing. For example, for a web-designed rocket, the program used a main engine that was accurate during testing. "It was one of the best Vulcain engines we've ever made," Albat said. "It works really well. It would be a criminal act if you didn't do it." weeks ago. p>
Albatt admitted that the days leading up to the launch were boring and nerve-wracking. But soon after launch, Albatt said he and the entire European space community could be proud of flying and spreading their wings. "I feel completely calm," he said now. The same can be said of many scholars who have watched Web development for two decades. p>
Produced and directed by Corey Eisenstein. Click...
Female dolphins are highly social and engage in a varie...